Box office award to Warner Bros.

ShoWest to honor studio for $4 billion in ticket sales

Warner Bros. will receive the 2010 ShoWest Worldwide Box Office Achievement Award at the upcoming exhibitor confab.

Studio generated $4.01 billion in worldwide ticket sales in 2009, including an all-time domestic high of $2.13 billion.

Warners had nine films open at No. 1 domestically, and six titles zoomed past the $100 million mark, including “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” ($302 million), “The Hangover” ($277 million) and “The Blind Side” ($248 million).

ShoWest runs March 15-18 in Las Vegas at the Bally and Paris hotels.

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